February 7: Bagel Break Haiku and Violin Lesson Tanka

image by The Facey Family via Flickr CC
image by The Facey Family via Flickr CC

Me:
Bagel and a schmear
mid-afternoon coffee break
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Einstein Bagels
Hazelnut and Vanilla
I really need this!

Sarah:
Violin lesson.
Suzuki book four or five.
New teacher Yuka!
Three new bows.  Try them out.  Choose.
Bach double, etudes and scales.

Just for fun:  check out the definitions of the word “schmear” at Urban Dictionary.

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February 3: Haiku

Two below.  Image by thebristolkid via Flickr cc
Two below. Image by thebristolkid via Flickr cc

Two below zero
Early morning deep freeze–
Groundhog Phil saw what?
Shadow?  No shadow?  Who knows?
Seems like Narnia to me.

This is technically not a “happiness” haiku today!  hah!  More like a weather commentary, I guess.

The form is 57577: a Tanka.

From ehow:  A traditional poetic form of Japanese origin, the Tanka consists of a single five-line stanza, with no rhyme scheme and a defined syllabic verse pattern of 5-7-5-7-7.